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Prosecutors take on powerful NYC police union

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors took a shot at the nation's largest and arguably most powerful law enforcement union Friday, slapping criminal charges on 13 members after a lengthy probe into the longtime but under-the-table practice of making parking tickets disappear for friends and family.

The charges against the New York Police Department officers, two sergeants and a lieutenant were announced just three days after the embarrassing arrests of five police officers in a separate gun-running sting.

AP Photo/David Karp

Police officers and union members demonstrate in support of the police officers...


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